Second Career

Second Career provides help to unemployed, laid-off workers who will benefit most from skills training to find work.

Second Career helps unemployed laid-off workers with:

  • Skills training to help them find jobs in high-demand occupations in Ontario
  • financial support, based on individual demonstrated financial need

Second Career provides up to $28,000 to cover:

  • All or a portion of the tuition costs, books, transportation costs, a basic living allowance based on individual demonstrated needs and other mandatory instructional costs to help approved applicants participate in skills training
  • Additional support may be available to accommodate the needs of people with a disability, dependent care, living away from home costs and all costs relation to Literacy and Basic Skills training are excluded from the $28,000

To be eligible for Second Career you must

  • have been laid-off on or after January 1, 2005;
  • be unemployed or working in an interim job as defined by Second Career;
  • be a resident of Ontario;
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident legally authorized to work in Canada; and demonstrate occupational demand for the skills training request with evidence of good employment prospects locally or within Ontario.

To learn more and see if you qualify for Second Career contact our employment counsellors today